The complete guide to becoming an A.I. Guardian

You have decided that you want to launch into the AIOSPHERE and you are ready to become The next A.I. Guardian. This is great because you will be greatly rewarded:

  • Top 5 teams get an all-expenses-paid* invitation to A.I. bootcamp in Warsaw, Poland, where will be trained by exceptional international speakers, top minds in the AI field
  • Access to the latest Surface Pro devices**
  • A well-deserved place in the A.I Hall of Fame

* Microsoft will cover full cost of the camp 5 winning team including hotel and airfare. Local approval from both the Government Entity and then Microsoft’s Internal Compliance and Legal Departments will be necessary, in order for us to cover all expenses. If any local laws or policies prevent this from happening, you will still be able to attend at your own cost.  

** If the Surface Pro is not available in your country, an alternative device will be offered.

Who can enroll in this competition:

  • University students, researchers and professors from Cyprus, Malta, Greece, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Moldova.
  • Also, we’re looking to have a diverse, inclusive environment and this is why we’ve partnered with A.I. Accessibility, so every participant can have a fair chance at succeeding.

How to enroll in the competition:


  1. Gather your dream A.I. team made of: 4 students, 1 researcher and 1 professor (optional)
  2. Think about a project that and solve local or global education pain-points through Artificial Intelligence. The Solution that will improve the educational journey for the next generation has to include one or more of the following resources: Azure Chatbot framework, Azure machine learning, Azure cognitive services.
  3. It is mandatory to follow any Microsoft AI School courses and to get Azure for Students.
    • Microsoft AI School   – for students to dive in and learn how to start building intelligence into their solutions with the Microsoft AI platform, including pre-trained AI services like Cognitive Services and Bot Framework, as well as deep learning tools like Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio Code Tools for AI, and Cognitive Toolkit. Our platform enables any developer to code in any language and infuse AI into their apps.
    • Azure for Students Offer – Claim 100$ in Azure credit so you can build your idea.

As you know, there are 25 eligible countries in this competition so to make sure your team stands out from the crowd, look for inspiration and check out our platforms:

  • Microsoft Self-paced Labs –hands-on learning based on each student / professor schedule with our 24 free, Self-paced Labs, to keep their cloud knowledge fresh – from building intelligent bots to developing real-time experience using Xamarin App, Cognitive Services and Azure Cosmos DB


Azure at edX – Students can learn about Azure cloud computing solutions on Azure storage, databases, security, networks and more